Inspirational cancer campaigner hosts ‘Patient Voices’ event to highlight issues around access to cancer treatments
Leader of the Welsh Conservatives and South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has sponsored a Cancer Patients’ Voices Event in the Pierhead building, organised by inspirational cancer campaigner Annie Mulholland.
Annie was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer in 2011, but has worked incredibly hard to highlight the issue of access to cancer drugs in Wales.
28 charities were represented, along with 43 different cancer patients from across Wales.
There was also a Q&A session with the health spokespeople from the four main parties, and the event was filmed for an upcoming BBC Wales documentary – The Border of Life and Death – which will explore the differences in cancer provision between England and Wales.
Praising her work in organising the event, Mr Davies said, “I would like to pay tribute to Annie who is a tireless campaigner for better access to cancer treatments in Wales. This is despite the fact that she suffers from an incurable form of cancer herself, and she has worked incredibly hard to put everything together. She is a true inspiration.
“At the moment, many patients do not get access to life saving and life prolonging treatments because of where they live, and it is vital we end this postcode lottery.
“Through delivering competent leadership and a strong economy, the Welsh Conservatives will secure a strong NHS, and that includes a Cancer Treatments Fund.”